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I'm extremely doubtful that there is ANY food source for birds (other than sugar-water for hummingbirds, so far anyway) that squirrels won't adapt to exploiting. You can have a fine old time trying to squirrel-proof your feeder, and then step back and see what the squirrels think up to bypass it. If you can move past being irritated by it you can be ...


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Well, maybe my comment lead to an answer after all. After researching bird peppers a little, I found that they sell spicy bird seed (protected by habaneros) to keep squirrels out! I don't think it's made from peppers, but it uses peppers to protect the seed or something. There's a variety of Texas bird pepper, too. So, I imagine that might attract local ...


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Squirrels will eat just about any kind of bird seed. However, they don't prefer safflower seed. From here: Are squirrels driving you nuts? Do blackbirds and grackles crowd your feeder chasing away the birds you want to see? If so, you can try the safflower solution! Safflower is a small, white seed that is high in protein and fat. Many favorite ...



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